Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
's girlfriend regina butler being led away by officers in handcuffs. >> the person we have in custody will be interviewed and give a statement on what led up to this. what were the people that were with him doing? trying to exploit him financially? trying to target him? >> reporter: jacobson went missing in february and police were looking for his girlfriend in the first place. this morning we're working to confirm regina butler is in fact the person san jose police currently have in custody. the other unanswered question this morning is when was jacobson killed? officials say the medical examiner's office will be able to answer that question and one final thing to think about is that we're in the ninth week of 2013. this is san jose's eighth homicide of the year. live in san jose, marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> thanks, marla. >>> 6:15 right now. time for a quick check of the day's top stories. firefighters say the popular chez panisse in berkeley will be closed for some time after a big-time fire breaks out at the building overnight. crews say that damage is extensive but most
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
and kept her here until the police came. >> 47-year-old regina butler has confessed to the killing, police say. >>> a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing an intern at a fresno county animal park. 4-year-old diana hanson died instantly, the 24-year-old died when the lion broke her net at cat haven in dunlap. the lion lifted a gate on the cage while hanson was cleaning the la
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.